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Mastering Voice Interfaces

Author : Ann Thymé-Gobbel
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We live in a golden age of voice technology. Advances in automatic speech recognition (ASR), natural language processing (NLP) and other technologies have made it extremely viable for people to be talking to machines and getting reasonable answers. Platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Home, and the associated tools, have made it so anyone can build a voice app, and this is excellent. What we have seen though is that it's fairly easy to build a voice app, but still remarkably difficult to build a great app, one that gets the user what they need, and hopefully the user comes back for more. In Mastering Voice Interfaces we want to show you how to build great voice apps. We start with the basics of voice interfaces, and how they are different from others, then dive into basic design principles that we're learned in many years building these apps in the industry. As we cover a design principle, we'll also demonstrate how to implement it with one of the established voice platforms (Google Home), and show how, though the tools are great, you don't have to go too far to have to do some custom work to get what you really want. Well l walk through many design and development techniques that some would view as advanced, but that can make a huge difference in the quality of the app. Readers of Mastering Voice Interfaces will come away with a very good understanding of what makes voice interfaces so special, learn the basic design principles are for building great voice apps, and how to actually implement those principles and create working apps. What you will learn: What makes voice special and different from other input and output modalities, and why that matters. What the best practices for the various components of the voice-first creation process What are the consequences of design and implementation choices How to create truly great voice apps that users will love Who this book is for We expect readers to have had some exposure to voice apps, at least as users. The book is written for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the how and why of voice interface design and development. For team of developers, designers, product owners who need a shared understanding of voice interfaces.

Voice User Interface Design

Author : Ritwik Dasgupta
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Design and implement voice user interfaces. This guide to VUI helps you make decisions as you deal with the challenges of moving from a GUI world to mixed-modal interactions with GUI and VUI. The way we interact with devices is changing rapidly and this book gives you a close view across major companies via real-world applications and case studies. Voice User Interface Design provides an explanation of the principles of VUI design. The book covers the design phase, with clear explanations and demonstrations of each design principle through examples of multi-modal interactions (GUI plus VUI) and how they differ from pure VUI. The book also differentiates principles of VUI related to chat-based bot interaction models. By the end of the book you will have a vision of the future, imagining new user-oriented scenarios and new avenues, which until now were untouched. What You'll Learn Implement and adhere to each design principle Understand how VUI differs from other interaction models Work in the current VUI landscape Who This Book Is For Interaction designers, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, thought leaders, and AI enthusiasts interested in the future of user experience/interaction, designing high-quality VUI, and product decision making

Mastering Arduino

Author : Jon Hoffman
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Mastering Arduino is a practical, no-nonsense guide that will teach you the electronics and programming skills that you need to create advanced Arduino projects. Key Features Covers enough electronics and code for users at any level Includes complete circuit diagrams for all projects Final robot project combines knowledge from all the chapters Book Description Mastering Arduino is an all-in-one guide to getting the most out of your Arduino. This practical, no-nonsense guide teaches you all of the electronics and programming skills that you need to create advanced Arduino projects. This book is packed full of real-world projects for you to practice on, bringing all of the knowledge in the book together and giving you the skills to build your own robot from the examples in this book. The final two chapters discuss wireless technologies and how they can be used in your projects. The book begins with the basics of electronics, making sure that you understand components, circuits, and prototyping before moving on. It then performs the same function for code, getting you into the Arduino IDE and showing you how to connect the Arduino to a computer and run simple projects on your Arduino. Once the basics are out of the way, the next 10 chapters of the book focus on small projects centered around particular components, such as LCD displays, stepper motors, or voice synthesizers. Each of these chapters will get you familiar with the technology involved, how to build with it, how to program it, and how it can be used in your own projects. What you will learn Explains the basics of electronics and circuits along with the Arduino IDE and basic C operations Use sensors to build a mini weather station Control LEDs using code Power a robot arm using stepper motors Remotely control your Arduino using RF, Bluetooth LE, and Bluetooth Classic Make a sound tone generator with buttons Who this book is for Mastering Arduino is for anybody who wants to experiment with an Arduino board and build simple projects. No prior knowledge is required, as the fundamentals of electronics and coding are covered in this book as well as advance projects.

Mastering Skype for Business 2015

Author : Keith Hanna
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Authoritative, hands-on guidance for Skype Business administrators Mastering Skype for Business 2015 gives administrators the comprehensive coverage they need to effectively utilize Skype for Business. Fully up to date for the 2015 release, this guide walks you through industry best practices for planning, design, configuration, deployment, and management with clear instruction and plenty of hands-on exercises. Case studies illustrate the real-world benefits of Unified Communication, and provide expert experiences working with Skype for Business. From server roles, infrastructure, topology, and security to telephony, cloud deployment, and troubleshooting, this guide provides the answers you need and the insight that will make your job easier. Sample automation scripts help streamline your workflow, and full, detailed coverage helps you exploit every capability Skype for Business has to offer. Skype for Business enables more robust video conferencing, and integrates with Office, Exchange, and SharePoint for better on-premises and cloud operations. Organizations are turning to Skype for Business as a viable PBX replacement, and admins need to be up to speed and ready to go. This book provides the clear, explicit instructions you need to: Design, configure, and manage IM, voice mail, PBX, and VoIP Connect to Exchange and deploy Skype for Business in the cloud Manage UC clients and devices, remote access, federation, and public IM Automate management tasks, and implement cross-team backup-and-restore The 2015 version is the first Skype to take advantage of the Windows 10 'touch first' capabilities to provide fast, natural, hands-on control of communications, and users are eager to run VoIP, HD video conferencing, collaboration, instant messaging, and other UC features on their mobile devices. Mastering Skype for Business 2015 helps you get Skype for Business up and running quickly, with hands-on guidance and expert insight.

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Author : Nathan Winters
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Mastering Java 2 J2SE 1 4

Author : John Zokowski
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The 1.4 version of Java 2 Standard Edition provides many new programming capabilities while making plenty of old tasks easier. But without reliable guidance, you'll find it hard to take advantage of even a fraction of what the new SDK has to offer. Filled with detailed coverage of the new technology, step-by-step instruction, and tips from an acclaimed Java consultant and author, Mastering Java 2, J2SE 1.4 is the resource you'll want to keep within easy reach. Coverage Includes: * Understanding the Java programming language * Building forms with the Swing component set * Creating superior graphics with the Java 2D API * Supporting advanced data structures with the Collections API * Improving the speed of your Java applications * Taking advantage of Swing's support of drag and drop * Understanding OOP concepts, including UML * Working with Java's new assertion capabilities * Using Java's new I/O capabilities: nonblocking read and write operations, application preferences, and logging * Solving tough printing challenges * Working with installation options, including Java Plug-in and Java Web Start * Working with multiple threads and timer tasks

Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Author : Keith Hanna
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Everything you need to know to get Lync 2013 up and running smoothly As a Unified Communications (UC) technology, Lync allows you to keep track of your contacts' availability so you can communicate with anyone, anywhere, and at any time. With this hands-on book, you will learn how to administer the newest and most robust version of Lync Server in order to send an IM; start or join an audio, video, or web conference; or make a phone call through a familiar interface. Packed with real-world exercises throughout, this unique resource encourages you to learn from the best practices and deployments of others so that you can benefit from their experiences. Walks you through designing and managing enterprise instant messaging and conferencing solutions Details how to configure voicemail, enterprise voice, dual-forking, and VoIP Teaches you how to automate management tasks Shares invaluable advice for monitoring, diagnosing, and troubleshooting problems Helps you understand SIP and authentication technologies With Mastering Microsoft Lync Server 2013, you'll gain the skills you need to effectively deploy Lync Server 2013 and be on your way to gaining all the benefits UC has to offer.

Spoken Dialogue Technology

Author : Michael F. McTear
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Spoken Dialogue Technology provides extensive coverage of spoken dialogue systems, ranging from the theoretical underpinnings of the study of dialogue through to a detailed look at a number of well-established methods and tools for developing spoken dialogue systems. The book enables students and practitioners to design and test dialogue systems using several available development environments and languages, including the CSLU toolkit, VoiceXML, SALT, and XHTML+ voice. This practical orientation is usually available otherwise only in reference manuals supplied with software development kits. The latest research in spoken dialogue systems is presented along with extensive coverage of the most relevant theoretical issues and a critical evaluation of current research prototypes. A dedicated web site containing supplementary materials, code, links to resources will enable readers to develop and test their own systems (). Previously such materials have been difficult to track down, available only on a range of disparate web sites and this web site provides a unique and useful reference source which will prove invaluable.

Mastering Digital Audio Production

Author : Cliff Truesdell
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This comprehensive guide shows you how to integrate a variety of production tools for the Mac OS X platform into all stages of audio production so that you can create and produce music. From single applications to complete suites, you’ll discover the software toolsets that are best for you and then discover how to incorporate them into a coherent workflow. Featuring best practices, real-world examples, and interviews with audio professionals, this book pulls together all the programs and tasks you need.

Aaron Marks Complete Guide to Game Audio

Author : Aaron Marks
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Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry. This book builds upon the success of the second edition with even more expert advice from masters in the field and notes current changes within the growing video game industry. The tools of the trade excerpts will showcase what professionals, like Marty O’Donnell, Richard Jacques and Tom Salta, use to create their work and to help newcomers in the field prepare their own sound studios. Sample contracts are reviewed within the text as well as helpful advice about contractual terms and negotiable points. These sample contracts can also be found as a downloadable zip for the reader’s convenience. Aaron Marks also explores how to set your financial terms and network efficiently along with examples of how projects can go completely awry and achieving the best results in often complicated situations. Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio serves as the ultimate survival guide to navigating an audio career in the video game industry. Key Features New, full color edition with a complete update of information. Added and expanded coverage of field recording for games, creating voiceovers, adaptive and interactive audio and other cutting edge sound creation and implementation techniques used within games. Update/Replacement of interviews. Include interviews/features on international game audio professionals New and expanded interview features from game composers and sound designers of every experience level such as Keith Arem, Bradley Meyer, Christopher Tin and Rodney Gates including many international professionals like Pasi Pitkanen, Henning Nugel and Christos Panayides. Expanded and updated game console coverage of the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Includes new scripting and middleware concepts and techniques and review of powerful tools such as FMOD and Wwise.

Mastering Packet Radio

Author : Dave Ingram
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Converged Network Architectures

Author : Oliver C. Ibe
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Get the big picture on converged network architectures and emerging protocols! Converged networks integrate voice, video, and data traffic on a single network. This book covers converged network architectures as well as the latest enabling protocols including SIP, H.323, MPLS, and H.248. Readers will gain a better understanding of network architectures and protocols such as SONET, frame relay, ATM and IP. The book offers the latest information on voice communication networks, data networks, voice packet processing, coding for broadband systems, and voice- over packet networks. Readers will also discover how converged networks can provide the highest level of service for the least cost.

Atm Networks Concepts And Protocols

Author : Sumit Kasera
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Networking technologies are playing a pivotal role in networking our world. Among the networking technologies that are relevant today, ATM is one of the most popular and pervasive as it seamlessly integrates local area networks and wide area networks. Further, as it provides a single platform for voice, video and data, it facilitates convergence.ATM Networks: Concepts and Protocols is a single-stop reference on this technology. The revised edition of this book covers the relevant concepts, the three layers of ATM protocol reference model, core concepts of ATM networks (including signaling, routing and traffic management), interworking aspects and the application of ATM networks.

The Elements of User Interface Design

Author : Theo Mandel
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". . . a book that should be forced on every developer working today. If only half the rules in this book were followed, the quality of most programs would increase tenfold." -Kevin Bachus, praising Theo Mandel's The GUI-OOUI War A total guide to mastering the art and science of user interface design For most computer users, the user interface is the software, and in today's ultracompetitive software markets, developers can't afford to provide users and clients with anything less than optimal software ease, usability, and appeal. The Elements of User Interface Design is written by a cognitive psychologist and interface design specialist with more than a decade's research and design experience. Writing for novices and veteran developers and designers alike, Dr. Mandel takes you from command-line interfaces and graphical-user interfaces (GUIs) to object-oriented user interfaces (OOUIs) and cutting-edge interface technologies and techniques. Throughout, coverage is liberally supplemented with screen shots, real-life case studies, and vignettes that bring interface design principles to life. Destined to become the bible for a new generation of designers and developers, The Elements of User Interface Design Arms you with a "tested-in-the-trenches," four-phase, iterative design process * Analyzes well-known interfaces, including Windows 95, Windows NT, OS/2 Warp, Microsoft Bob, Visual Basic, Macintosh, and the World Wide Web * Schools you in object-oriented interface (OOUI) design principles and techniques * Offers practical coverage of interface agents, wizards, voice interaction, social user interfaces, Web design, and other new and emerging technologies

Network World

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For more than 20 years, Network World has been the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for network and IT executives responsible for the digital nervous systems of large organizations. Readers are responsible for designing, implementing and managing the voice, data and video systems their companies use to support everything from business critical applications to employee collaboration and electronic commerce.

CINEMA INDUSTRY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCY DREAMS

Author : prof.IBRAHIM ELNOSHOKATY
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The learning Machin can write like Shakespeare yes it can do that but how can do the same wording the same style but create an emotional story or play can it? or humans can like that or any passed away writer can the scientists create text to text deep learning machine learning from all of his production, style, wording, pattern plot, form and his own character it easy to do that right now it is the Eternity. to be or not to be that is the problem

Design of Multimodal Mobile Interfaces

Author : Nava Shaked
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The “smart mobile” has become an essential and inseparable part of our lives. This powerful tool enables us to perform multi-tasks in different modalities of voice, text, gesture, etc. The user plays an important role in the mode of operation, so multimodal interaction provides the user with new complex multiple modalities of interfacing with a system, such as speech, touch, type and more. The book will discuss the new world of mobile multimodality, focusing on innovative technologies and design which create a state-of-the-art user interface. It will examine the practical challenges entailed in meeting commercial deployment goals, and offer new approaches to the designing such interfaces. A multimodal interface for mobile devices requires the integration of several recognition technologies together with sophisticated user interface and distinct tools for input and output of data. The book will address the challenge of designing devices in a synergetic fashion which does not burden the user or to create a technological overload.

Desktop Audio Technology

Author : Francis Rumsey
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In this thorough introduction to the technology behind audio workstations, Dr Francis Rumsey explains not only how digital audio works but also how to make best use of its capabilities. A combined revision of his two successful titles, MIDI Systems and Control and The Audio Workstation Handbook, this new book covers recent developments such as surround sound formats, direct stream digital, new audio project formats, new interfaces and alternatives to MIDI. Desktop Audio Technology begins by setting out principles of digital audio and how these are applied in recording, replay and editing within workstations. MIDI and synthetic audio control is then covered, looking at the means by which artificial sounds can be controlled and manipulated. This is followed by explanations of hardware, including storage devices, buses, computer interfaces and audio processing options. Dr Rumsey then focuses on transferring audio between systems, including coverage of audio interfaces, networking and file formats. The next section examines audio software, providing working examples of different commercial packages that exemplify some of the concepts previously described. The final chapter considers operational issues such as recent spatial reproduction formats, consumer format mastering and quality control issues, as well as troubleshooting and systems issues. If you are a student, lecturer or practitioner in the field of audio and are looking for an authoritative technical guide to the underlying principles of digital audio and MIDI, this book is for you. Dr Francis Rumsey is a Reader in Sound Recording at the University of Surrey (UK) and a Visiting Professor at the School of Music in Piteå (Sweden). He is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and a regular contributor to the AES Journal. Dr Rumsey is also author of Spatial Audio and co-author of Sound and Recording (with Tim McCormick) and The Digital Interface Handbook (with John Watkinson), all published by Focal Press. * Complex issues are covered in a lucid manner, accessible for those with little prior knowledge of the subject * Explains how to get the best results from your equipment and includes advice on troubleshooting when things go wrong * Written by a leading academic and Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society

Human Language Technology Challenges of the Information Society

Author : Zygmunt Vetulani
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Half a centuryago not manypeople had realizedthat a new epoch in the history of homo sapiens had just started. The term “Information Society Age” seems an appropriate name for this epoch. Communication was without a doubt a lever of the conquest of the human race over the rest of the animate world. There is little doubt that the human racebegan when our predecessorsstarted to communicate with each other using language.This highly abstractmeans of communicationwas probably one of the major factors contributing to the evolutionary success of the human race within the animal world. Physically weak and imperfect, humans started to dominate the rest of the world through the creation of communication-based societies where individuals communicated initially to satisfy immediate needs, and then to create, accumulate and process knowledge for future use. The crucial step in the history of humanity was the invention of writing. It is worth noting that writing is a human invention, not a phenomenon resulting from natural evolution. Humans invented writing as a technique for recording speech as well as for storing and facilitating the dissemination of knowledge across the world. Humans continue to be born illiterate, and therefore teaching and conscious supervised learning is necessary to maintain this basic social skill.

Culturing Interface

Author : Hsin-I Cheng
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This book investigates the experiences of a Chinese and Taiwanese community on the U.S.-Mexico border from a critical communication perspective. Based on ethnographic material from El Paso/Juárez, the book critically explores the processes of identity-crafting in accordance with the global geopolitical landscape. By examining the everyday communications within a group of transnational travelers and dwellers in between boundaries, the book illustrates how cultural practices and identities are strategically accomplished through communication. In tracing the forces behind these transnational movements and understanding the multiple worlds of travelers and dwellers, Culturing Interface brings to light the previously unheard voices of the Chinese people on the U.S.-Mexico border.